Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 October 2013 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2013 | October 2013

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1930".

Hunter Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 23 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 170 / 1123

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 170 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠285.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:25, this is 14 days after last perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 561 km

This apogee Moon is 404 561 km (251 383 mi) away from Earth. It is 847 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 148 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.509°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 3 November 2013 at 12:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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